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hamncheez RichardCunningham's article
Jun 22, 2017 at 10:27
10 hours
BMC Speedfox 01 - First Ride
I just picked up the BMC trailfox, and the suspension design pedals pretty good wide open, and I have yet to feel any pedal kickback. That being said, when I flip on the CCDBAIR climb switch, there is 0 suspension movement from pedaling. The wheels still tracks the ground and moves up and over stuff, but its like the chassis is frozen in place. BMC's 'not dw' link design already pedals pretty good, and the cane creek pedal switch is like magic that makes it even better. Shame this new trailfox isn't specced in an inline.
hamncheez meagerdude's article
Jun 21, 2017 at 15:30
1 days
Summer Apparel Roundup - 8 Men's Kits Reviewed
Can I throw in a plug for https://store.dnacycling.com/ ? They are a bit more reasonable on pricing. Its more geared toward road and XC, but they have some baggies as well.
hamncheez mikelevy's article
Jun 19, 2017 at 10:56
Jun 19, 2017
Is Polygon's Square One EX9 the Elusive 'One Bike'? - Review
@richard01: Do we know what is the leverage ratio? It would have to be below 2:1 to need a custom damping tune
hamncheez mikelevy's article
Jun 19, 2017 at 10:14
Jun 19, 2017
Is Polygon's Square One EX9 the Elusive 'One Bike'? - Review
@IluvRIDING: That would be awesome, especially as I'm breaking into a corner!
hamncheez mikelevy's article
Jun 19, 2017 at 9:05
Jun 19, 2017
Is Polygon's Square One EX9 the Elusive 'One Bike'? - Review
@chrisingrassia: they are owned by the same parent company
hamncheez mikelevy's article
Jun 19, 2017 at 9:02
Jun 19, 2017
Is Polygon's Square One EX9 the Elusive 'One Bike'? - Review
Its sad; I've always laughed at the pinkbike comments saying, 'how much did you get paid to write a positive review'. I'm not saying any palms were greased, but I flat out don't believe the hype. Every single rear suspension bike out there has to balance chain growth, rear axle path, lateral stiffness, and damping. Using a slider or short/long linkages does not change this. Nowadays, how well a bike pedals is much, much more the tire & wheel choice + geometry. Most every frame design pedals well, and using the climb switch (I think Cane Creeks is the best) will stop pretty much all unwanted suspension movement. Finally, that crap about no damping is laughable. Energy is compressed in a spring, and returned. That is physics. The energy needs to go somewhere- either it will heat up oil that is being moved through small orifices, or it will be transferred back into the mass that compressed the spring.
hamncheez paulaston's article
Jun 18, 2017 at 17:20
Jun 18, 2017
Pit Bits - Crankworx Les Gets 2017
@AgrAde: "The system works by using a special freehub spacer to block the freewheel of the rear hub" If you're not actually ditching the rear freehub (if you keep the rear one than you don't actulaly lose any unspring weight) but using some sort of a spacer, maybe its like a clutch or blowoff valve where it allows the freehub to work after a certain load point is passed. This could save your drivetrain.
hamncheez paulaston's article
Jun 18, 2017 at 14:45
Jun 18, 2017
Pit Bits - Crankworx Les Gets 2017
also you have drag when coasting, like the honda n1.
hamncheez paulaston's article
Jun 16, 2017 at 7:50
Jun 16, 2017
Scott Genius 2018 - First Ride
I just picked up a BMC trailfox- 29er- 150mm travel with an angleset to put the HTA at ~65 degrees. It shreds. After coming off an Enduro 29er, the CCDBair feels x10 better than the fox or monarch trail shocks. This Scott is going to be held back by the rear shock.
hamncheez paulaston's article
Jun 16, 2017 at 7:48
Jun 16, 2017
Scott Genius 2018 - First Ride
I just picked up a BMC trailfox. 150mm travel 29er. I put an angleset on it, so the HTA is around 65 degrees. It shreds.
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